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When Vogon made a quick run out to Sigel's earlier this afternoon, I asked him if he'd pick up some dill Havarti because it goes well with the rosemary crackers we have.

What he came back with was even better: blueberry Kirsten's Skandi Snaps cookies and Brie, which together taste like blueberry cheesecake.

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angrykeyboarder
Feb. 12th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
Is it just my imagination or have you sent him out for stuff in the past where he came back with not what you askd for, but something you like better?

That d00d's got skills.

He should publish a book. I'd buy it.
oddharmonic
Feb. 13th, 2005 06:20 am (UTC)
He has a knack for being able to guess what I'll like, although it's probably pretty easy for anyone who's around me long enough to pick up on my eating habits. I don't actually subsist on crackers and things that fit on them, though they've made up a lot of my diet since I've had the flu.

If Vogon ever sustains the attention span to write a book, I'll post about it. I've heard he can code like the Devil himself when he's in the zone, but I've never seen it firsthand. (I think I'm the only person in the house that doesn't have ADHD.)
angrykeyboarder
Feb. 13th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
heh. I always seem to "guess wrong" (a least when the person's first choice isn't available).

So your daughter has ADHD but you don't? Does her dad have it (it's almost always inherited)?
oddharmonic
Feb. 13th, 2005 07:33 am (UTC)
I think it gets better with familiarity. I was more miss than hit with gifts for Himself, but I have a much better success rate with my best friend, who I've known for longer.

Laurel hasn't been officially diagnosed with ADHD yet, but I plan to have her assessed this year. Her biological dad has said he's been treated for ADHD and OCD in the past, but I don't know more than that.
angrykeyboarder
Feb. 13th, 2005 09:09 am (UTC)
well if he's been treated for it, he has it and she may as well (although my sister doesn't and we both have the same biological parents).
vogonpoet
Feb. 13th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
The only reason Laurel hasn't been officially diagnosed with ADHD is that she hasn't seen a professional to confirm the obvious. She's more ADHD than me, and I have NO idea how my parents actually permitted me to live. If I'd have had to raise me, I'd probably have killed me before age 3. LOL But, it's very, very obvious in her. My daughter is ADD, but not ADHD. But, now I can see the obvious differences between "just being a kid" and ADHD.

For instance, Laurel will color in the living room for 3 minutes, go watch TV for 10 minutes, walk back into the living room and color again for 5 minutes, follow the cat for 2 minutes and realize that she ended up in the bedroom and watch the fish for 5 minutes. It's the very, very short spans that make it obvious. And, she's a lot more active than my daughter ever was (or any other kid I've ever know, for that matter). This isn't a bad thing, necessarily, but it can be trying.

Oh, and the trick for guessing what someone will like (with food, anyway) is to collectively think of the things that they like and then form a generalization about it. This is an important thing to know about me. Generalizations were the topic of a paper on AI that I once wrote (and then burned because the implications were more than my conscience could stand -- visions of The Terminator, and all; realize that the mistake in both The Terminator and Matrix was that their machines made one single incorrect generalization and then ran with it).
angrykeyboarder
Feb. 13th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
Interesting..

Thanks. :-)
lil_sass
Feb. 13th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
Damn you and you're food posts when I'm hungry! heh.

I'm totally joking. I love when you turn me onto stuff!
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